Salted Brown Butter Puffed Rice Treats


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes32 squares
Salted Brown Butter Puffed Rice Treats

Photo: Erik Putz

You’ve had all the rest, now make the best. This upgrade takes just a few minutes more: Let the melted butter get all nutty and brown, and then add salt. Boom.


  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 2-250g bags miniature marshmallows

  • 10 cups puffed rice cereal


  • Line a 9x13-in. pan with parchment, leaving overhang on 2 sides.

  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high. Stir as butter foams up, then becomes nutty brown, 5 to 6 min.

  • Reduce heat to low, then quickly add vanilla, salt and marshmallows, stirring until completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in cereal until well-coated.

  • Press into prepared pan and let cool at least 1 hour. Cut into squares.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 118, Protein 1g, Carbohydrates 17g, Fat 6g, Sodium 84mg.


This recipe is easily halved. Press into an 8-in. pan or stick with a 9x13-in. pan for thinner squares.

Use wet hands or a wet spatula to press mixture into pan to prevent sticking. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to evenly press the squares.

Originally published in the January + February 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz. 

This article was originally published on Nov 15, 2017

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